Lou 2 – will there be a sequel to Lou?

September 23, 2022
M.N. Miller 0
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This article discusses whether there will be a Lou 2, a sequel to the Netflix film Lou (2022), and will contain spoilers.

The new Netflix film Lou arrives on the streaming giant’s waves. With the popularity of such unassuming action stars, like the recent Bob Odenkirk vehicle Nobody and Sylvester Stallone’s Samaritan, Lou could have long, evergreen legs for Netflix. However, Lou has something that those other films do not – Allison Janney. In the middle of the female empowerment renaissance, Janney’s ode to Geena Davis and Sigourney Weaver’s roles is more relevant than ever.

Lou (2022) potential sequel release date

Lou released on Netflix on Friday, September 23rd, 2022. The film currently has a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Our film critic M.N. Miller says the film is “a horrendously dull thriller.” If the film has lasting legs on Netflix and considering the theme of empowering women and seeing them in traditional male action roles, we could see a sequel by the fall of 2024.

Lou (2022) sequel cast – who can be in it?

Technically, everyone can, but hear me out. The main characters from the cast that survived are Jurnee Smollett’s Hannah, Ridley Asha Bateman’s Vee, and Matt Craven’s Sheriff Rankin, who all initially survived the script’s story. Hannah and Vee were on a ferry crossing the water the last time we saw them. Sheriff Craven was helping Hannah pack up at the house. Two more characters that could show up are the federal agents, Lee and Hampton. They are currently looking for the evidence Lou hid about the Iran takeover. Oh, and possibly Lou since her body was never recovered.

Yes, the last time we saw Lou, she was floating at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, and we thought she might have been swept up in a current. Remember that when the helicopter came down to the water, we never saw if ANYONE was pulled into the aircraft. The final scene shows a woman, we presume Lou, holding binoculars while watching her family. How do we know this? The woman holding the binoculars has a hand just like Lou.

And I have one more thought for you – we never saw Philips’s body recovered, either.

Lou (2022) sequel plot – what can Lou 2 be about?

Lou could be on the run and watching over her family. However, does that mean Hannah and Vee could be part of the plot? Yes and no. Perhaps, the film can be about the feds’ pursuit of Lou on the run. However, I could see a story where the government uses Lou’s family as pawns to bring our favorite golden girl assassin out of hiding.

The second idea goes back to Philip. As I pointed out, we technically didn’t see any bodies recovered. And even if Philip was pumped full of lead, we all know Hollywood rules state machine gun wounds can easily miss vital organs for the sake of sequels when money is involved. My point is this: Lou and Philip seemed to have resolved their issues or, at least, come to some kind of forgiveness. Maybe Philip is alive and under federal custody. I can easily see a film around Lou infiltrating such a facility to free her son to pay him back for all the mistakes she made as a mother.

READ: the review of the Netflix film Lou.